May 1, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Scott Pruitt security aide resigns, prepares to speak to Congress


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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's security aide, Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta, is set to appear before the House Oversight Committee, reports ABC. Perrotta — who resigned from the EPA on Monday — told ABC he plans to "fully cooperate and answer any and all questions" from Congress.

The big picture: Perrotta is the latest Pruitt aide to leave the EPA amid scrutiny of the administrator's travel and security spending. Axios' Jonathan Swan and Ben Geman reported that Albert "Kell" Kelly, a top aide on toxic waste cleanups, is also leaving.

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